Orientation to Montessori Assessment - September 2020

6 modules


Course Length
6 hours

Katy Mattis

15 Jul 2020



Montessori education calls for a different approach to assessment. This course is an introduction to the Montessori Assessment Playbook, a strategy manual and collection of tools for an assessment model grounded in Montessori and supporting human flourishing. 

The Playbook offers a holistic approach to assessing the effectiveness of Montessori programs according to the wide-scope goals of developmental education. It includes tools for:

  • observing in and understanding Montessori classrooms
  • assessing inputs such as classrooms, assistants, teachers, leaders, and whole-school culture
  • measuring outcomes such as normalization, academic and social skills, and alumni satisfaction

This orientation introduces the Playbook approach and provides an overview of the tools. On completion of this course, participants can join Assessment Playbook Workshops focusing on Child-Level Assessment and Adult Assessment and Appraisal, online facilitated sessions which give depth and personalization to specific tools.

This course includes four live 60-minute sessions:

  • September 3, 3:30-4:30pm ET
  • September 10, 3:30-4:30pm ET
  • September 17, 3:30-4:30pm ET
  • September 24, 3:30-4:30pm ET

Participants will need to supply their own copy of the Montessori Assessment Playbook, available on Amazon in print or ebook format.

Paying by check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request to pay by check, use this formYou will not be registered until your check has been received. Once your check has been received, we will enter your registration for the event and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org.

Photos and Video: NCMPS may take photos or record video during this event. By participating in this event, you consent to your likeness being used for promotional purposes without compensation, and you release NCMPS from any liability related to this use. If you do not want your likeness used in this way, you may inform the event staff, and NCMPS will make its best effort to prevent such use.

About the instructor:

Katy Mattis has worked in private, charter and magnet Montessori programs as an Elementary guide, instructional leader, and principal, and is passionate about leaders and teachers having the very best tools to support their work with children. She worked for Denver Public Schools for 12 years as a teacher, Montessori instructional coach, and principal at a Montessori magnet school. Katy holds AMI diplomas in Assistants to Infancy and Elementary, an M.Ed in Montessori Education from Loyola College, and Colorado state teacher and principal licenses.




Participants will:

  • Become oriented to the suite of tools in the Montessori Assessment Playbook
  • Incorporate a way of thinking about assessment that supports continuous improvement
  • Understand the role of assessment in public Montessori schools


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 6 Hour Certificate

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